|Common name||Golden barb, Schubert's barb, Green/Half-striped barb
|Scientific name||Puntius semifasciolatus|
|Synonyms||Barbus/Capoeta semifasciolatus (not valid)|
|Size||Up to 4" (10cm), but usually smaller.|
|Origin||Asia, but the golden variety is not found in the wild.|
|Tank setup||Planted tank with some swimming space for this active shoaler.|
|Compatibility||Community tank, an active species but not aggressive.|
|Water chemistry||Not too critical, but soft and slightly acidic preferred.|
|Feeding||Omnivorous, most foods accepted|
|Sexing||Females are thicker bodied.|
|Breeding||An egg scatterer, which is likely to eat many of its own eggs.|
Spawning usually occurs in the morning. Eggs hatch in 1-2 days.
This is a hardy and active fish, ideal for the general community aquarium.